In full-year 2020, Tesla sales, production, and global deliveries of new cars worldwide were around half a million electric vehicles.
Tesla Car Production and Global Deliveries 2020
Tesla reported the following global production and worldwide delivery statistics for the full calendar year 2020:
Tesla Global Car Sales in 2020 (Full Year)
In 2020, Tesla reportedly produced and delivered half a million vehicles, in line with the most recent guidance. In addition, Model Y production in Shanghai has begun, with deliveries expected to begin in early 2021.
In 2020, Tesla reported production of just over half a million vehicles — an increase of 40% from the number of cars produced in 2019. While production of the more expensive model S and Model X were 13% lower in 2020 than in 2019, production of the Model 3 and Model Y increased sharply by 50%.
Tesla Worldwide Car Deliveries in 2020 (Full Year)
In full calendar year 2020, Tesla delivered just shy of half a million cars worldwide. Global deliveries of the Model S/X were slightly higher in 2020 than production. Model 3/Y deliveries in 2020 accounted for nearly 90% of all Tesla worldwide sales in 2020.
Tesla claims delivery count should be viewed as slightly conservative, as it only counts a car as delivered if it is transferred to the customer and all paperwork is correct. Final numbers could vary by up to 0.5% or more. Tesla vehicle deliveries represent only one measure of the company’s financial performance and should not be relied on as an indicator of quarterly financial results, which depend on a variety of factors, including the cost of sales, foreign exchange movements, and mix of directly leased vehicles.
Global Worldwide Car Sales by Brand in 2020 (Full Year)
- BMW (including Mini & Rolls Royce)
- Daihatsu (see Toyota)
- Lexus (see Toyota)
- Mercedes-Benz (including Smart)
- PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel / Vauxhall)
- Renault Group (including Dacia)
- Toyota (including Lexus, Daihatsu, Hino)
- Volkswagen (VW Car Brand)
- Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV)
- Volkswagen Group
“Sales” as reported by brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer and final registration. Terms and definitions may vary.